After visiting the famous Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey last week and receiving the most amazing chocolate pedicure, I was determined to recreate some of the magic of the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge’s chocolate-scented bath and beauty products. I looked on Pinterest this week to see if I could find a good chocolate body butter (because it’s winter, and I NEED a good lotion).
I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with my supply of cocoa butter, using a recipe I found on Pinterest as inspiration. I ended up changing the recipe around quite a bit – mostly on accident, I hate to admit! I’ve been easily distracted this past week! Luckily, my little accidents and my one on-purpose experiment resulted in a luxuriously soft, wonderfully smelling chocolate body butter.
Please note: this may look and smell like chocolate butter cream frosting, but it is NOT meant for eating. The ingredients may be all natural and safe, but I assure you, they would not taste good!
Also of note: I checked several sites to see if it was a good idea to add cocoa powder to the lotion. Some people expressed their concerns about the cocoa powder turning skin brown. I promise – my skin is just about as pale as it comes, and the chocolate body butter did not color my skin. So…I’m afraid you won’t be enjoying a fake tan from using this body butter. Sorry.
Ready to see how easy it is to make Whipped Chocolate Body Butter?
How to Make DIY Whipped Chocolate Body Butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa butter (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup shea butter (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (where to buy)
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil (where to buy)
- 1/4 cup beezwax pastilles (where to buy)
- 2 teaspoons Vitamin E oil (where to buy)
- 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder (where to buy)
- 3 half-pint wide mouth short mason jars (where to buy)
- Combine cocoa and shea butters, oils (except Vitamin E oil), and beeswax in a small pan or double boiler. Slowly melt, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat until the mixture has liquified.
- Remove from heat and pour liquid into a mixing bowl that is big enough so that you can whip the lotion in the bowl later. Mix in cocoa powder and Vitamin E oil.
- Either set the liquid on the counter to cool and partially solidify or stick the bowl in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. I like the later option...just don't leave it for too long or it will get too solid.
- Whip the partially solidified body butter with a hand mixer for several minutes, or until it looks like chocolate buttercream frosting.
- Store covered for about 6 months. Can be stored in the refrigerator. It will harden when in the fridge, but will quickly soften when left out or when rubbed together in your hands.
You can add essential oils at the end (with the cocoa powder and Vitamin E oil or right before you whip it). The two oils that I think would fit nicely with it are peppermint (mint chocolate!) or sweet orange (orange chocolate!). I would recommend about 10 drops (add more or less according to your scent preference).
I have to say…I think this easy DIY chocolate body butter is the perfect homemade gift. It’s something just about everyone can appreciate! To finish off your chocolate body butter gift, simply print out these labels and attach them with ribbon to each jar. If you want to make the jars look even moe cute, cut 3 circles in a piece of fabric, place one circle in between the band and the lid.
For more Pinterest remakes, here are a few of my favorite blogs:
- 5 minute Christmas ornament by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Snickerdoodle dairy free Christmas cookie recipe by Our Homemade Life
- Whipped White Chocolate Body Butter by Food Fun Family
- Popsicle Stick Snowflake Wreath by Mom Does it All
- Snowman Sugar Cookie Sticks by Sincerely, Mindy
- Easy DIY Reindeer Ornament Your Child Can Make by Mommy Snippets
- Skillet Apple Cranberry Crisp by Upstate Ramblings
- Beeswax Glitter Candle by Mom Always Finds Out
- DIY Framed Christmas Decor by Philzendia
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